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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 21 Jul 2010, 5:15pm

so can you tell me if the average roll of tape will be enough to go from the stem all the way to the end?

Not quite with the one I bought. Dunno about Moustaches. Unless you are buying expensive stuff (like £30+ Brooks leather). With reverse brake levers you don't need any fancy shennanigans around the brake levers, but I'd buy 2 reels as you'll need to refresh it sometime. Mind you even "cheap" imitation leather stuff is £10 a reel!
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 21 Jul 2010, 5:16pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Your encyclopaedic knowledge of this thread is scary, but most welcomed


no, i had to scan dozens of pages before i found it. it could do with it's own search facility, or someone with a lot of time/not a lot of work to make an index? :lol:

GrahamNR17 wrote:if the average roll of tape will be enough to go from the stem all the way to the end?


it did on my red raleigh, but i stated at the end and worked towards the centre, as it looks like steve did too 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 21 Jul 2010, 8:55pm

I like your red Raleigh 8) It's one of my favourite "not mine" bikes 8)

I can't decide on cloth tape for reasons of looks, tradition and olde worldeness, or one of the modern squidgy ones for comfort :?

Graham - wot just can't decide :|

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 21 Jul 2010, 11:11pm

which fatty has been riding that?


Keep seeing bloody Raleigh Twentys everywhere now. Saw 2 today both ridden by middle aged women. :?
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 21 Jul 2010, 11:19pm

I love that red Raleigh of yours Tim. Too big for me though :mrgreen: Nicklin chainset too - just like on a Moulton Series 1. I had one of those on my Sun Snipe - lasted donkey's years.

Hey Graham can you do chrome ends?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 21 Jul 2010, 11:21pm

Graham - wot just can't decide :|

If you wear proper ycling gloves (yes I'm still a roadie at heart) it doesn't matter. But the Specialized Phat Wrap with gel pads is very comfy. My son recommended it and I have it on my Condor. :D
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hartleymartin » 22 Jul 2010, 12:46am

MikewsMITH2 wrote:
Graham - wot just can't decide :|

If you wear proper ycling gloves (yes I'm still a roadie at heart) it doesn't matter. But the Specialized Phat Wrap with gel pads is very comfy. My son recommended it and I have it on my Condor. :D


I wear gloves when I'm touring or going for long rides. It's more for protecting my hands in case I have a fall than anything else.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 22 Jul 2010, 7:53am

MikewsMITH2 wrote:Hey Graham can you do chrome ends?

I've not tried. :|

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 22 Jul 2010, 1:11pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:Nicklin chainset too


no, just one from a BMX shop. 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 22 Jul 2010, 1:30pm

no, just one from a BMX shop. 8)

Looks good all the same :mrgreen:
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 22 Jul 2010, 2:24pm

Two slightly odd questions this afternoon..

Firstly, can anyone recomend a decent (yet cheapish) bicycle carrier for the car - Needs to take at least two, but prefereably three aged roadsters!

On a totally seperate note, does anyone happen to know what the font might be for the 1950's Raleigh "The All Steel Bicycle" decals?
Thought I might wizz some up on the vinyl cutter at work!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 22 Jul 2010, 2:40pm

Roadstersrevenge wrote: the vinyl cutter at work!


:shock: you know what happens, now you've addmitted you've access to one? :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 22 Jul 2010, 2:46pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
Roadstersrevenge wrote: the vinyl cutter at work!


:shock: you know what happens, now you've addmitted you've access to one? :lol:

We've always liked him, haven't we? We were only saying the other day wot a top bloke he is 8) :D

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 22 Jul 2010, 4:53pm

Technically, I've got access to two, plus various CAM routers/mills :lol: - I'm not terifically au fait with the software, although I am getting more used to it.

Bad news today though, the B33 I was given by a friend of mine has sadly decided to snap a rail. Brooks require £43 to repair and replace the non-standard rail I was using. Still, cheaper than buying a new B33 I suppose!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 22 Jul 2010, 6:17pm

We've always liked him, haven't we? We were only saying the other day wot a top bloke he is 8) :D


Really excellent fellow and I do believe he owes me a favour! :D
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2010 Condor Fratello
1980 Peugeot Tandem
1989 MBK Aventure MTB
195? Viking Severn Valley
1951 Raleigh Lenton Sports
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